Month: March 2021

Get a cab to your jab

Did you know that you can get a free return journey to your vaccination appointment if you have no other way of getting there? To book free travel please book your vaccination appointment first and then call 07871 603 235 to speak to a travel coordinator. The booking service is available between 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 Monday to Friday. […]

New report warns that UK could become next Wuhan – yet Doncaster Racecourse gets set to open doors to a wildlife market

The Animal Protection Agency (APA), an organisation campaigning against the trade in wild animals as pets, has called on the government to halt all wild animal markets in order to protect animal welfare and safeguard public health. A newly published scientific report summarising the mountain of evidence for a ban […]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Todays tips: Glass bottles and Jars: you can recycle all of these whatever their colour. Please remove lids and wash out before recycling. Remember though, we can’t recycle Pyrex, light bulbs or the glass from furniture like coffee tables and TV stands, mirrors or windows panes so please take these to […]

Council’s Armed Forces Champion to welcome Royal Navy vessel

Lewes District Council’s Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Sharon Davy, will be greeting a Royal Navy vessel when it docks at Newhaven Marina on Wednesday (March 24) for an overnight stop.  HMS Ranger is a P2000-class vessel of the First Patrol Boat Squadron, usually based in Portsmouth, and is affiliated to Lewes District Council and the town of Newhaven.  As one […]

Maria Caulfield MP encourages universities, schools and colleges to sign up for new Turing Scheme

Maria Caulfield MP has urged schools, colleges and local universities in and around the Lewes constituency to apply for the Conservative Government’s new £110 million Turing Scheme, which will provide young people with the opportunity to study and work around the world. The landmark scheme, which replaces the UK’s participation […]

Community asked to support footbridge art project

A crowdfunding project has been launched to transform a rundown footbridge into an ‘inspirational’ walkthrough featuring art by local young people.  Diversity Lewes hopes to raise £2,000 for the refurbishment of a footbridge that links Pinwell Road to East Sussex College in De Montford Road, Lewes.  The scheme envisages that young artists, through Lewes district schools, will compete for their artwork to be displayed in […]

Official school closure notification: Wednesday 17 March 2021 – Holy Cross Church Of England Primary School, Uckfield

Unique school code: 3335Partly closed: Wednesday 17 March 2021Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: Awaiting verification of positive test. School will be closed to pupils from Oak and Cherry classes. Children will need to stay at home until Monday 29th March. They will receive remote teaching via Google Classroom. If the […]

Voters urged to register in time to have their say in May

People in Lewes district will go to the polls on May 6 in elections for East Sussex County Council and the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.  There will be also be the following elections and referendums:    Chailey Neighbourhood planning referendum     Telscombe Town Council     Newhaven Town Council (Denton and South Wards only)     Seaford Town Council (East Ward and Sutton Wards)  Seaford East District Council     Seaford West […]

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership Commercial Vehicle Campaign

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) are supporting the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s Carraige of Dangerous Goods and Insecure Loads Campaign to raise awareness of the importance of proper fleet and vehicle management. The campaign will educate road users on the importance of road safety legislation compliance, particularly amongst the commercial […]

Dog Theft Survey

Neighbourhood Watch Network is supporting Sussex’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, who, in partnership with the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), has created an online survey designed to understand the public’s perception of dog theft, enforcement, and the prosecution of offenders. The survey includes a question seeking views […]